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International Overdose Awareness Day

Thursday 30th August / presented by Jorja Keay

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year, aiming to raise awareness of overdose, and reduce the stigma of a drug-related deaths.

It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends, remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

Director of the National Drug Research Institute Simon Lenton spoke to RTRFM about International Overdose Awareness Day and what may become a relative issue in the future.

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